The DAISY Award and The BEE Award

The DAISY Award

The DAISY Foundation™The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by his family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died in late 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. The Award is part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

The BEE Award

The BEE AwardLittleton Regional Healthcare has launched another recognition opportunity – The BEE Award. BEE stands for Being Extraordinary Every day. While The DAISY Award is reserved for Registered Nurses specifically, The BEE Award is open to any care team member. It is symbolic in the fact that bees are fundamentally crucial to a daisy’s ability to thrive. Both The DAISY and BEE Awards are presented quarterly, and each honoree is selected from nominations received by patients, community members, and colleagues.

“We always promote our staff as our greatest asset because it’s true,” noted Koren Superchi, RN, MSN, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at LRH. “They are the driving force that supports our ability to provide the high-quality care this region depends on. ” We quickly seize any opportunity that allows us to recognize their important work and highlight how valued they are,” she added.

DAISY & BEE Award Honorees

LRH's DAISY Award Honoree, Emily DuPont, MSN, RN!

Join us in recognizing our most recent recipient of The DAISY Award – Emily DuPont, MSN, RN!

Photographed are Emily (left) and Chick (right).

Emily was nominated by local resident and long-time LRH volunteer, Chick Jordan, for the compassionate care Emily provided to her husband, Steve. Following Steve’s recent diabetes diagnosis, he was referred to Emily, our Diabetes Educator.

Emily was timely in following up to schedule the appointment once she received the referral, which immediately impressed Chick. During the first visit, Emily was thorough, patient, and attentive. Chick noted how comfortable Emily made both her and Steve feel. Chick considered the interaction with Emily one of the best experiences she’s had while receiving care at LRH.

Thank you for sharing your experience, Chick, and for going out of your way to nominate Emily for this honor. Emily has been a tremendous addition to LRH since joining us last year. Anyone who has the opportunity to interact with her knows how kind and passionate she is.

Past DAISY Honorees:

LRH's first-ever DAISY Award Honoree, Sharon Larson, RN!

Sharon Larson, RN – Sheryl Loveland, RN

LRH's BEE Award Honoree, Nicholas Marks, MD!, FACOG

Please join us in celebrating LRH’s first BEE Award Honoree, Dr. Nicholas Marks. 

We were honored to present Dr. Nicholas Marks with our first-ever BEE Award! The BEE Award for Exceptional Caregivers was established in April of 2023 as a complement to our DAISY Award. Standing for Being Extraordinary Every day, any care team member is eligible to be nominated for and receive The BEE Award. Both the DAISY and BEE Awards are presented quarterly and nominations are accepted from patients, community members, and LRH personnel.

In the nomination, a recent patient shared how Dr. Marks went above and beyond to address her medical needs and pursue further evaluation, ultimately resulting in a referral to another specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. The patient noted how Dr. Marks treated her with kindness and compassion, was thorough in addressing her concerns, and went out of his way to follow up with her. This patient praised Dr. Marks as being an excellent example of the level of personal care that brings her to LRH for her healthcare. Undoubtedly, many other patients of Dr. Marks share this feeling as he does embody the high-quality, patient-centered care we strive to deliver here at LRH.

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